Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.
Our personal injury services
We have helped hundreds of people in Middlewich, Cheshire and throughout the UK claim compensation for:
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
The basic criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are quite a few other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the type of illness or injury or if there is an uninsured driver involved.
Talk to an injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.
Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:
Middlewich road accident claims
Middlewich cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians can make a claim for compensation if they are hurt due to another party's carelessness.
No matter if you were hurt in a car accident, or were injured as a pedestrian on Middlewich's roads, our specialist team are here. The Quittance guide to road accident compensation sets out what you need to know about how to claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Middlewich
If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, or a temp employed via an agency, our work injury claim guide explains what you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other claim types
When a person is injured due to a doctor or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.
If you only want a better understanding of events instead of financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To make a formal complaint against Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire.
Injury lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial illness ranging from asbestosis to asthma caused by colophony.
More injury claim types
Courts understand that serious injuries will have a significant effect on an affected individual and their dependants. A successful claim will ease the financial load and take the pressure off a claimant and their dependants so they can focus on rehabilitation.
Our network of solicitors communicate with the legal system and insurance companies to make sure claimants affected by major accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injury and illness held by the Courts to be serious include neck injuries and amputation.
Middlewich No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Middlewich injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Middlewich, Cheshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.
By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.
You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.
What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?
You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
Is Quittance the right claims firm for me?
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
Have you handled many claims in Middlewich?
Quittance is a nationwide network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Middlewich, Cheshire and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.
We have helped hundreds of people in Cheshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and ladder accidents.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Middlewich?
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
In most cases, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
What are the road accident statistics in Middlewich
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Middlewich are not uncommon with 8 fatal accidents, 128 serious accidents and 885 slight accidents in 2013 in Cheshire West and Chester (Total events were 1021 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,136.
Our network of qualified no win no fee injury lawyers have decades of experience in obtaining the best compensation for claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Middlewich.
Work accident statistics in Middlewich
The most recent 2019 injury and illness figures in the Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority (2013/14) are compiled under RIDDOR regulations by the Government excerpted below:
|Workplace accidents in Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||Reported Injuries|
|Machinery related injury||12|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||3|
|Fall from height||43|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||115|
|Struck by moving vehicle||20|
|Struck by object||34|
|Trapped underneath something||1|
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.
Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early compensation payment?
If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.
An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.